National Conference on Green Practices, at Waters Edge tomorrow

The National Conference on Green Practices 2016, the first ever to be organized by a staff development centre of a state university has received tremendous response from academics and other stakeholders. The conference is the first of its kind to be organized and is expected to bring together researchers and policy makers in the field to share their experience and expertise.

The theme of the conference is ‘Institutionalizing green practices: green for growth’.

The conference will be held on the 14th July at the Water’s Edge, Battaramulla.

Keynote speaker is MangalaYapa.Mangala Yapa is a Marine Engineer/Naval Architect and a Chartered Engineer by profession and has served in a number of national, regional and international committees related to the maritime industry.

Title: 'Green concept: polices and expectation'

Speaker: Professor Lal M. Dharmasiri,

Chairman of the Central Environment Authority

Title: 'Green concept, today and tomorrow: academic point of view' Speaker: Professor P.S.M.Gunaratne,

Chairman of the University Grant Commission 

Title: 'Advancement of technology; is it a threat or opportunity for green practices; institutionalizing green practices in universities' Speaker: Professor Ananda Jayawardane,

Vice Chancellor of the University of Moratuwa 

Title: "Green practices in plantations"Speaker: Roshan Rajadurai MD, Kelani Valley Plantations PLC (Hayley’s Group) Title: "Challenges of implementing green practices in Hospitals"Speaker: Dr. Iravian Thiyagarajah CEO, Browns Hospital Title: "Sustainability: From vision to action"

Jude Kasthuriarachchi Director of Jetwing Hotels Ltd.

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